George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

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The Group Rep presents George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” adapted for the stage by Gus Krieger, directed by Drina Durazo. Seven strangers barricade themselves inside a Pennsylvania farmhouse, attempting to escape the bloodthirsty, flesh-eating ghouls ravaging the countryside. Beset by the walking dead outside, and ever-rising interpersonal tensions within, the group begins their desperate attempt to survive the night…October 4 – November 10. Fridays/Saturdays at 8:00 pm. Sundays at 2:00 pm. Special performances, Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31 at 8:00 pm. Talkbacks after Sunday matinees October 13 and October 27. Approximate running time 85 minutes, no intermission. Ages 13+. Tickets: $25. Seniors 65+/Students with ID: $20. Groups of 10 or more: $15. Tickets/information: www.thegrouprep.com or (818) 763-5990. Lonny Chapman Theatre – Main Stage, 10900 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood 91601.

Reviews

Elaine L. Mura - LA Splash

All in all, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is the perfect ensemble piece with clever contributions by everyone involved in the show. Despite themes of nihilism, societal breakdown, and other ideas explored by Romero’s motion picture, it’s pretty clear that the current cast and crew are having lots of fun. The audience will certainly find the piece entertaining. This is family fun – but make sure that the kids are old enough to appreciate the creepy, chilling, and often menacing efforts of the Group Rep.

sweet - Elaine Mura - Splash Magazines - ...read full review


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In the end, “Night of the Living Dead” succeeds because of, not despite, its power as a new theatrical adaptation.

The marriage of Romero and Krieger not only has horror fans everywhere excited, but theatregoers not familiar with the genre.

Both should be happily surprised and contented with the final product.

The Halloween treat proves once and for all that The Group Repertory Theatre is not afraid of bold risks and sharp turns.

Under the steadying influence of Co-Artistic Directors Larry Eisenberg and Winfield, who are both stepping down at the end of the year after nine miraculous years of service,  the ensemble has proven that it can produce and cast shows as different, experimental and edgy as this one without a second thought.

sweet - Radomir Luza - At the Theatre - ...read full review


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Staying pretty close to the film version, writer Gus Krieger and director Drina Durazo emphasize the contemporary nature of the story, from societal isolation and nihilism, to hopelessness and powerlessness, confronting pollution, nuclearization, and violence.

sweet - Mary Mallory - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal

While they try to make plans as to how to escape from the farmhouse, multitudes of walking corpses are everywhere.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


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...raw, unadulterated and it is utterly gorgeous.

...This wonderful production is so lovingly made and the attention to detail so profound that I can honestly say it is the best film to stage adaptation I have seen.

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Elaine L. Mura - LA Splash

All in all, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is the perfect ensemble piece with clever contributions by everyone involved in the show. Despite themes of nihilism, societal breakdown, and other ideas explored by Romero’s motion picture, it’s pretty clear that the current cast and crew are having lots of fun. The audience will certainly find the piece entertaining. This is family fun – but make sure that the kids are old enough to appreciate the creepy, chilling, and often menacing efforts of the Group Rep.

sweet - Elaine Mura - Splash Magazines - ...read full review


Avatar

In the end, “Night of the Living Dead” succeeds because of, not despite, its power as a new theatrical adaptation.

The marriage of Romero and Krieger not only has horror fans everywhere excited, but theatregoers not familiar with the genre.

Both should be happily surprised and contented with the final product.

The Halloween treat proves once and for all that The Group Repertory Theatre is not afraid of bold risks and sharp turns.

Under the steadying influence of Co-Artistic Directors Larry Eisenberg and Winfield, who are both stepping down at the end of the year after nine miraculous years of service,  the ensemble has proven that it can produce and cast shows as different, experimental and edgy as this one without a second thought.

sweet - Radomir Luza - At the Theatre - ...read full review


Avatar

Staying pretty close to the film version, writer Gus Krieger and director Drina Durazo emphasize the contemporary nature of the story, from societal isolation and nihilism, to hopelessness and powerlessness, confronting pollution, nuclearization, and violence.

sweet - Mary Mallory - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal

While they try to make plans as to how to escape from the farmhouse, multitudes of walking corpses are everywhere.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


Avatar

...raw, unadulterated and it is utterly gorgeous.

...This wonderful production is so lovingly made and the attention to detail so profound that I can honestly say it is the best film to stage adaptation I have seen.

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review